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  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Beta 1 Installation Experience

    I had been using an internally build of a VSTS 2010 Beta 1 virtual environment for quite awhile so I never installed the Beta 1 bits myself. Recently, my external hard drive decided it was going to start have some issues, and that eventually lead to the corruption of my virtual image. I needed to get...
  • Blog Post: Changing your VSTS Test Projects defaults

    The other day while I was writing some code (yeah, I still do that occasionally) and added a Test Project to my solution, I thought it was odd that although I was writing my solution in C#, the default Test Project is always VB? So I poked around the Options setting within VSTS and found that there’s...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 sales promotions

    In case you’re still on the fence as to whether you want to upgrade your Visual Studio Professional Edition to a Visual Studio Team Edition (Architecture, Development, or Test) or Visual Studio Team Suite, how does saving 30% and 45% off when you step up from Professional Edition with MSDN Premium to...
  • Blog Post: PDC Workshop Announced: Developing Quality Software using Visual Studio Team System 2010

    If you’re thinking about attending PDC09 this year, we just announced a pre-PDC workshop on “Developing Quality Software using VSTS 2010.” Its a full-day workshop and they will be going through entire lifecycle of building quality into your software development process. More information is available...
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 Historical Debugging shown on Channel 9

    Brian Keller , Technical Evangelist for VSTS, just published an introduction to the Historical Debugger on Channel 9’s 10-4 Show . The Historical Debugger is a new feature coming in VSTS 2010 that will allow developers to to record what’s happening on a system and replay the output on a development system...
  • Blog Post: DSP for Oracle goes Beta

    Quest Software ’s database schema provider (DSP) for Oracle, codenamed TeamFuze , is now in public beta. The DSP allows independent software vendors to create a provider for non-Microsoft database to advantages of features in the Visual Studio Team System 2010 Team Development. Features like database...
  • Blog Post: Brian Harry at the NYC VSTS Users Group – 6/30/2009

    Tech Geeks are Rock Stars! Don’t believe me, check out Intel’s commercial showcasing Ajay Bhatt and how people (geeks) flock to him. One of Microsoft’s Rock Stars, Brian Harry , will be at the New York City VSTS Users Group meeting on Tuesday, June 30. He will be talking about the upcoming release of...
  • Blog Post: Great overview of VSTS 2010 / .NET 4.0 from JasonZ

    Jason Zander, our DevDivision General Manager, posted a really great article on VSTS 2010 / .NET 4.0 . It has a lot of screenshots of the new interface (which uses WPF), a quick run through of each Role Edition of VSTS, and as well as what to expect for the .NET Framework 4.0. Definitely worth the time...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio "Camano" product named reveiled

    If you've had an opportunity to play around with the VSTS 2010 CTP 12 image that was made available to world back at PDC 08 in October, you probably saw glimpses of a product we codenamed "Camano." It's a separate test case management and manual test execution/recorder as part of our "No Repro Bug" bullet...
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 demoed at TechEd 2009

    The TechEd conference is best known for showcasing Microsoft technology that is currently shipping or will ship within the next 6 months. I would say that's changed for this event with regards to Visual Studio. In some of the sessions and in the exhibit hall, we're showing elements of Visual Studio Team...
  • Blog Post: Brian Harry’s presentation to the Linked .NET Users Group

    In case you missed Brian Harry’s presentation at the Linked .NET Users Group on VSTS 2010, you can download the replay from their web site at http://www.lidnug.org/Presentations.aspx . According the LiveMeeting console, it showed that were 357 attendees watching the webcast, but I’m sure that number...
  • Blog Post: VSDB 2008 GDR R2 now available

    The QFE (quick fix engineering) rollup release for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR (General Distribution Release) is now available. Check out this blog article for how to get it and set it up. Read this blog article to learn what fixes are contained in this release. Excelsior! Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Brian Harry - Visual Studio Team System 2010, April 30th 2009

    The Linked .NET Users Group ( http://www.lidnug.org ) which has over 20,000 uses on LinkedIn and targeted for professionals using or interested in Microsoft .NET technologies and the C# language in particular, will be holding a virtual user group meeting on April 30 with Brian Harry focused on VSTS 2010...
  • Blog Post: Brian Harry shares some insight on VSTS 2010

    If you’re interested in knowing more about the next release of Visual Studio (Pro, Team Editions, and TFS), I recommend you check out Brian Harry’s blog article on Team System 2010 Overview . He’s started to provide a bullet list of items in key feature being added or enhanced in the upcoming release...
  • Blog Post: Free ALM Catalyst Workshops – Maximize your VSTS Investment

    During the month of April, May, and June, Microsoft will be running a series of workshops via LiveMeeting on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS). There is continual pressure for IT departments to accomplish more for the business with fewer resources. Make sure...
  • Blog Post: Team System Big Event – CO, CA, OR, AZ

    How do you take an idea from conception to completion? How can you truly do more with less? Please join us for this unique, invitation-only event to discover how both product and processes help your organization succeed in today’s environment. We will explore how Team System assists teams across the...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of Scrum with VSTS 2008 and TFS Workshop – CA, AZ, WA, UT, CO

    Please join Microsoft and Neudesic for a day in the life of Scrum with Visual Studio Team System 2008 and Team Foundation Server!  Agile methods are a set of development processes intended to create software in a lighter, faster, more people-centric way. Many development teams have adopted "agile"...
  • Blog Post: DSP for Oracle Announced at VSLive!

    During the keynote at TechEd 2008, Brian Harry demonstrated DBPro working with a DB2 database . This capability is the result of IBM writing is DSP (Database Schema Provider) for DB2. At VSLive! in San Francisco, today, Feb  24, we announced the DSP for Oracle.  The DSP will allow Oracle Developers...
  • Blog Post: Webcasts: Visual Studio Technology Overviews – Update

    Due to some technical issues we had with recording the first webcast, Overview of Visual Studio Team System, we’ll be repeating it on April 21 at 10 AM PST . Excelsior! Technorati Tags: Webcasts , VSTS
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for the Team System Pep Talk?

    Along the same vain as “ I’m a PC ” and the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld ads, Visual Studio Team System now their own set of commercials (online) in the form of Pep Talks . After watching the initial talk, there are a few “game” films that discuss what you need in your “Team System” to work as a team. Things...
  • Blog Post: Webcasts: Visual Studio Technology Overviews

    Over the next few months, my colleagues and I will be doing a number of webcasts covering different aspects of Visual Studio Team System. The schedule and topics are listed below. Hope you can make it. Date and Time Title and Link Description ( on-demand recording...
  • Blog Post: Full-Day Workshop: Adopting ALM w/VSTS in NYC on Feb 10

    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) synchronizes business goals and IT investment priorities, provides valuable insight into the software development lifecycle at each stage of the process, and can enable organizations to get the most value out of their IT investments. Companies like yours that have...
  • Blog Post: Book Review: Team Foundation Server 2008 in Action

    Before the Internet became the wealth of information that it is today, I used to go bookstores in hopes to find that one book that would help me finish the feature I was working on. As a result, I would end up buying books just because one or two chapters helped me finish and move on. When I was crazy...
  • Blog Post: TFS Process Template article on MSDN Magazine

    If you've played with VSTS 2010 CTP , you'll know that the Agile process template has changed, not just in title, but in fields and workflow. Since VSTS 2005, the Agile process template that shipped out-of-the-box for was called MSF for Agile Development v4.x. Part of what the process was trying to is...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Sales Promotions

    Team System Step-Up Promotion If you've been interested in Visual Studio Team Suite, now is a good time to upgrade. On December 1, 2008, we announced a promotion where you can upgrade Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Premium to any Visual Studio Team Edition (Architecture, Developer, or Tester) or...
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